Trashy Idea


Original: Private BankArt

Director/Designer: Anatoliy Omelchenko

Country: USA – 2000

Featured in a book by Milton Glaser & Mirko Ilic’ titled The Design of Dissent. Page 131 ISBN: 1-59253-117-2


The text reading “Over 17,000,000 Ukrainians Are Living Below the Poverty Line” is simple and effectively illustrated with the familiar graphic admonishment to properly dispose of trash. items casually discarded by one are all too often desperately searched for by another, in an effort to survive.



Plagiarism: The abuse of another’s original work by copying it and passing it off as one’s own. As defined in Alastair Campbell book titled The Designer’s Lexicon. Page: 293 ISBN:0-304-35505-4


A copycat is a person that mimics or repeats the behavior of another. The term is often derogatory, suggesting a lack of originality. The expression may derive from kittens that learned by imitating the behaviors of their mothers. – Wikipedia

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